Mark Cuban has another good list for startups that he calls “A Couple of My Rules for Startups.” This is following Jason Calaconis’ list for startups, which caused the controversy I posted about Monday.
“Sales cures all” says a whole lot. And how about this quick-turn combination:
- Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love.
- If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.
- Hire people who[m] you think will love working there.
He starts off calling Jason Calaconis’ post GREAT (with all caps), which surprises me.
The more I look at these lists, the more I think we all need to stop and define success first. What is startup success to you? Now take a look at the person next to you. It’s probably different for her (or him).